Security forces in Arunachal Pradesh arrested two ULFA (I) terrorists during an operation in Tirap district, police said on Monday. Based on inputs, a joint team of Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh police arrested the terrorists who had entered the state from Myanmar on Sunday and were trying to make their way to Assam, a senior police officer said.
The duo was identified as self-styled private Nilutpal Asom, alias Monjit Gogoi, and self-styled private Upen Asom, alias Ruhini Gogoi, the officer said.
Both are residents of Assam and were recruited by the outfit last year. A .32 pistol and one 9 mm pistol were recovered from their possession, the officer said.
Terrorists having bases in Myanmar have been trying to cross into the Indian territory to carry out subversive activities, the official said.
This year alone, there have been numerous arrests and surrenders of ULFA (I) terrorists in the southern areas of Arunachal Pradesh, which has dealt a serious blow to the activities of the banned outfit, the officer added.
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